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Sophie Staniszewska



Professorial Fellow


WMS - Social Science and Systems in Health
University of Warwick
Tel: 024 7615 0622

Research Interests

Sophie Staniszewska leads the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and Patient Experiences Programme at the RCN Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. Previously Sophie was Director of Research at the National Centre for Involvement and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Health and Social Studies. Sophie is a member of the National Quality Board Patient Experiences Sub-group. Sophie has carried out a wide range of studies. Sophie recently completed a scoping study for NICE which developed the Warwick Patient Experiences Framework that informed the NICE Patient Experiences Guidance. Sophie also led a systematic review of the impact of patient and public involvement on health and social care research, funded by the UKCRC. Sophie is currently working with EQUATOR to develop the first international guidance to enhance the quality of PPI reporting. Sophie also led the POPPY Project which examined parents' experiences of having a pre-term baby ( Sophie recently chaired the NICE Patient Experiences Guideline and Quality Standard. Sophie is a member of the Internal Methods Advisory Group at NICE. Sophie is also a member of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care Panel. Until recently Sophie chaired the Evidence, Knowledge and Learning Group of INVOLVE and was a member of the Main Group of INVOLVE. Sophie is now an INVOLVE Associate having completed her term of office. Sophie is a member of the NETCC PPI Group. Sophie is also a member of the Health Technology Assessment International Patient/Citizen Involvement Steering Group and co-chairs the Methods and Impact Group. Sophie reviews for a range of funding bodies and international journals, is on the editorial board of the International Journal for Quality in HealthCare, Patient Experiences Journal, The Patient: Patient Centered Outcomes Research and supervises a number of PhD students.


Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care REF Panel 2014

Member of National Quality Board Patient Experiences Sub-group

NICE Patient Experiences Guideline Group Chair

Associate member of INVOLVE

Member of Health Technology Assessment International Citizen and Patient Involvement Steering Group

Co-chair of Health Technology Assessment Citizen and Patient Involvement Methods and Impact Sub-committee

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